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Today On KSR: RIP to an American Hero

Starting today’s Sunday post on a somber note and straying away from the “stick to sports” avenue, we here at KSR would be remiss if we didn’t recognize the passing of an American hero. Arizona senator, John McCain passed away from brain cancer last night at the age of 81, just one day after announcing he would discontinue his treatment. John McCain was a POW survivor and the runner-up in the 2008 presidential election, just to highlight a few of his many accomplishments. Rest in Peace to a true hero.

Now, Sports.

It’s Game Week

Finally, after all the waiting it is football time in the bluegrass…well, not exactly, but the football team is making their final preparations before taking Kroger Field this week, so you should do the same. Get your tailgate supplies, your friends, and family, and get up for the home opener against Central Michigan. You can purchase tickets here.

This week expect Kentucky to announce their starting quarterback as early as tomorrow finally. I also expect some fire hype videos from kywildcatsTV this week.

Just six more days, until Benny Snell starts his Heisman campaign.

UK Suffers Another Untimely Injury


We were so close, just one week away from the first game we thought our Cats had made it through the preseason with no injuries. Unfortunately, Kentucky would not make it through unscathed as Landon Young blew his knee out in yesterday’s scrimmage and will miss the entire 2018 season. This is coming just one year after Mark Stoops lost Landon Young’s predecessor at Left tackle, Cole Moirer, and Dorian Baker to season-ending injuries.

The good news is Kentucky has some quality backups who can step in for Young, such as Nassir Watkins, EJ Price, and Darrian Kinnard.

We wish a speedy recovery for Landon Young.

KSBar and Grille Grand Opening

Last night KSBar opened it’s doors for the first time to close friends and family to Matt Jones, it seemed to be quite the success. I, for one, can’t wait for the public opening on Thursday night.

Here’s a preview:

Check Out Kentucky Baseball’s New Stadium

To see more photos head on over to and check out the photo gallery.

Bark In the Park

Bark in the ParkFor the first time since 2012, UK’s Women’s soccer team is 3-0-0 to start the season as they will take on the Wisconsin Badgers today at the Bell, at 1:00 pm today. If Kentucky’s hot start isn’t enough reason for you to attend, maybe this will. Today is bark in the park at the UK Soccer complex, You can bring your dog, free of charge, with a donation to the Lexington Humane Society.

If you can’t make it to the Bell today, you can watch live on the SEC Network. But, cmon…seriously, who doesn’t like dogs?

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Article written by Brent Wainscott

Twitter: @BrentWainscott_

30 Comments for Today On KSR: RIP to an American Hero

  1. abobicesaevior
    10:11 am August 26, 2018 Permalink

    “It’s not clear whether the taped confession McCain gave to his captors to avoid further torture has played a role in his postwar behavior in the Senate. That confession was played endlessly over the prison loudspeaker system at Hoa Lo—to try to break down other prisoners—and was broadcast over Hanoi’s state radio. Reportedly, he confessed to being a war criminal who had bombed civilian targets. The Pentagon has a copy of the confession but will not release it. Also, no outsider I know of has ever seen a non-redacted copy of the debriefing of McCain when he returned from captivity, which is classified but could be made public by McCain.“

    • stl_cat
      10:16 am August 26, 2018 Permalink

      Lol, you are a pathetic human being

    • abobicesaevior
      10:54 am August 26, 2018 Permalink

      That’s just the tip of the iceberg of the terrible things McCain had a hand in. Truth.

    • UKfaninTX
      11:27 am August 26, 2018 Permalink

      Oh my! Deep State revealed! Hallelujah! Thank God for conspiracy minded, paranoid intelligence!

  2. abobicesaevior
    10:17 am August 26, 2018 Permalink

    “Threats of murder and or/toppling the governments of other world leaders aren’t democratic, nor are their motives rooted in human rights concerns. In the years leading up Gaddafi’s death – brought about by a campaign that Mr. McCain strongly supported despite the absence of congressional approval for the American-led intervention – Libya had the highest standard of living out of any country in Africa and provided its people with state-sponsored health care. It also had an inclusive participatory system that involved decision-making at the local level. This system was observed by the New York Times in 2009, and though the Times was heavily critical of this experiment, the system was almost certainly better than the state of Libya today. Over 2 million children are out of school, and the country has rapidly fallen on the U.N. Human Development Index rating.“

    • (Aixelsyd)0505
      11:58 am August 26, 2018 Permalink

      Wow! Get a life loser. You sir are a complete douche bag with no heart or brain.

  3. mikeintn
    10:41 am August 26, 2018 Permalink

    Now that’s funny, post a link and the first thing I see is Jimmy Carter and MSNBC, I’m going to believe that. Lol

    • abobicesaevior
      10:53 am August 26, 2018 Permalink

      Believe what you will. I will not deify a man that ruined that many lives and countries nor will I be a part of the whitewashing of his atrocities.

    • Booby Petrino
      1:19 pm August 26, 2018 Permalink

      Lol I don’t care enough about your opinion to click on the link, but keep thinking you’re doing something here lolol

  4. katfan33
    11:19 am August 26, 2018 Permalink

    True American hero!!!

  5. BluKudzu
    1:34 pm August 26, 2018 Permalink

    Rest in peace, McCain.  You deserve some rest. 

    John McCain in modern American politics was a unicorn.  Always had service to country foremost in his actions and intent.  Selfless to a fault. 

    As he admitted about himself that he is a flawed human being, and made many mistakes that he regretted, I would like to commend him for his humanity as it takes a genuine person to admit that, and I appreciated that humility above all else. 

    One lesson we can all learn here, and I mean ALL of us:  John separated politics from relationships.  We could all do better in this regard. He was one of those old school politicians that believed people can disagree and compromise, yet still be friends and have a beer at the end of the day.   Neo-politicians have become harbingers of hate, and I think this movement towards visceral and personal divisiveness will end badly for everyone. 

    John reached across the isle and had friends without bounds.  He once sat down with Hillary and had a vodka shot drinking contest, he was friends with Obama.  

    He lost his way a few times but recognized it and, in his usual self-deprecating way, admitted he is an imperfect human, but he wants to be better. 

    In a segue to the members here, I would like to say all of you should be more like John and try to separate disparity of opinions and friendship in a manageable way.  I have friends that are all over the spectrum politically.  I think the best ambassador to your views are to do what John does, be civil, and drink vodka (maybe it was tequila) shots with those across the isle. 

    But I can do better too, and I will try, as hard as it is, to be more tolerant. 

    I want to think he would be smiling if this were his legacy. 

  6. Jimi40
    1:40 pm August 26, 2018 Permalink

    How about that Baseball Facility….lol

  7. ClutchCargo
    1:47 pm August 26, 2018 Permalink

    ^ This is how to keep it classy and respectful.

    • ClutchCargo
      4:37 pm August 26, 2018 Permalink

      In response to BluKudzu.

    • henderblue
      5:56 pm August 26, 2018 Permalink

      I agree with you Clutch

  8. kjd
    1:52 pm August 26, 2018 Permalink

    How about football! It’s game week!
    I hope the coaching staff learned from last year when Mosier got injured. Don’t juggle the O line all around. Play the backups. You have 3 at the left tackle position. Yes, no game experience, but it’s their position.

  9. Get Sh*t Right
    1:53 pm August 26, 2018 Permalink

    *to the tune of George Jones He Stopped Loving Her Today*
    “He Stopped Calling Them Gooks Today…”

  10. TonyMontana
    2:31 pm August 26, 2018 Permalink

    People who get sucked into these conspiracy theories are weak minded individuals. Anyone bashing McCain is a coward. You could have never endured what he has and you know it.

    • Chagan02
      3:20 pm August 26, 2018 Permalink

      While that may be true for most, as an Iraq vet I have seen heroes carried off helos in white bags. McCain was one of many who endured much pain and suffering, but he got come home and live a long happy life. Many did not. He and they are all heroes, yet he gets the notoriety because of his political career. Of which he used his hero status to prosper. As a brother in arms, I respect his sacrifice in Vietnam, but it stops there.

    • abobicesaevior
      6:42 pm August 26, 2018 Permalink

      It’s no conspiracy, it’s documented fact the number of countries he’s wanted to send troops and bomb. He’s no hero.

  11. CombatMedic_98
    3:49 pm August 26, 2018 Permalink

    Even though his hand was in the “Russia Collusion” and other past acts…it’s between he and God now. He will have to answer for his labours’ and account for them!

    • DelrayCat
      4:24 pm August 26, 2018 Permalink

      HOW DARE YOU…smear and besmirch the name of a true American patriot!
      Mueller will continue to show you the only ones involved in the real Russian collusion are named Trump, Manafort, Gates, Page, Stone, Papadopolis, Flynn, Sessions, Pence, Kushner, Ross, Tillerson…and the list goes on and on….

    • kjd
      7:35 pm August 26, 2018 Permalink

      DelrayCat: you left Hillary and the Dems unnamed in your list.

    • CombatMedic_98
      8:19 am August 27, 2018 Permalink

      Liberal Democrat Alert?

    • CombatMedic_98
      11:54 am August 27, 2018 Permalink

      Good Lord…they’ve waterboarded this DelrayCAT with ignoramus’ juice and convinced the “sky is falling!” LOL

    • abobicesaevior
      6:44 pm August 26, 2018 Permalink

      McCain is no hero. You’ve got to dig a little deeper than the mainstream media and fake news to get to the truth of McCain’s many and varied sins against humanity.

  12. henderblue
    9:56 pm August 26, 2018 Permalink

    Donald would you please stop. Just stop…

  13. UKfanforlife
    4:48 pm August 27, 2018 Permalink

    One thing is a constant with KSR, if it is related to politics, they always applaud liberals and socialist. McCain was a liberal and an enemy of the President. Those are the credentials that get you treated like a saint on CNN and KSR.